Category Archives: Rants

A little Note to myself

After the ‘Deal’ cut with the GOP this past weekend that left the Middle Class high and Dry, I’m making a few predictions on August 3rd, 2011.

  1. In November, the ‘Super Congress’ gets deadlocked. (This one is easy)
  2. Ultimately, The Democratic Party ‘Compromise’ and the Majority of Cuts are in needed Domestic Programs. This will happen after ‘debating’ for 3 weeks or until Christmas Break.
  3. Despite All assurance to the contrary by the President and the Democratic Party, No increase in Taxes for the wealthy. (as the GOP has the House, this too is easy).
  4. The GW Bush Tax breaks for the wealthy will be extended. Yet Again.
  5. The Democratic Party continues to stay off message and lose the Senate in 2012.
  6. President Obama get’s a second term as all the GOP candidates pander to the Radical Right Way to much (Happened in 1992, Ask G. Bush I).
  7. Things get really bad and the Income Gap increases even more.
Sadly,The GOP does a much better job at staying on message than the Democratic Party does. On top of that, The GOP are more than willing to take something Hostage (i.e.  our Economy) and do whatever they think it takes to achieve their goal, regardless of the cost to the American Public. 

Is he still funny???

I think not.

VIDEO: Charlie Sheen’s Violent Message Appears To Include Talk Of Cutting Children’s Throats

I have no idea if he’s ‘joking’ but in any case, its just not funny. To put it mildly, IMO, he really needs help.  His behavior has been so publicly erratic, that the lawyers for his Ex Wives don’t have to do anything other than record his rants.

I saw an episode of “Two and a Half Men” on CBS last night, Episode “Twanging Your Magic Clanger” (Really, that’s the title). Always great to see Liz Vassey but Why were they paying him so much?

Regarding his firing: After all his antics (Arrested for domestic violence, “parties“, hospitalizations, etc.), I think CBS and Warner Brothers gave him plenty of chances. His lawyers will scream but as  CBS and WB have deeper pockets and more lawyers, I’m guessing they will win or settle.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

NOT ‘Winning!’…

Sadly,  The Charlie Sheen train wreck continues.

I don’t know if his erratic behavior is due to mental illness, drug use or both, but I do think he should not be idolized for it.   He says he’s “WINNING!” but his two kids were taken away from him. If that’s winning, the word is poorly defined. IMO, his 1 million+ “followers” on twitter are watching to see how bad it gets.

To compound his “WINNING!“,  each and every time he gives an ‘interview’ or goes on “Sheen’s Korner” (The Kardashians are allegedly considering legal action… j/k or am I?), he’s giving two of his Ex Wives more and more reasons why he should not have access to his kids. His publicist quit since he wasn’t listening anyway, his lawyers asked him to stop, and he just keeps going anyway. Me, I was able to watch “Sheen’s Korner” for only a minute or so. In many ways, it was sad and he’s just surrounding himself with enablers…

Among other things, after his explaining advantages of prostitutes, bragging about drug use, his love of porn stars, etc, you have to ask: “Would you leave your kids with him?” No one would.

I really hope he gets the help he needs, especially if he wants to see his kids again.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

Wow, 2 posts in 1 day!

Or how not to treat customers.

Ok, My wife and I get Studio photos taken of the us and our baby and then print out selected photos from the CD.  As they are professional, I take the CD jacket which has the license that says the images can be used for Non Commercial uses. This is in case Costco has any issues.

We’ve had no problem before but this time the the Manager comes out, cuts me off when I showed him the CD jacket and lectures me about “copyrights”. When I pointed out that the CD jacket has the license, he “reads” it and says otherwise (it actually has the license printed on it) and turns away.  I asked his co-worker (in front of him) what the remedy is. Shocking: He took less then 15 seconds to get the form where I certify I have the right to reproduce my photos…

I don’t have a problem with Costco covering their Collective Ass, I do have a problem with rude “managers” who can’t read.  Next Time I print anything there, If he gets rude like that, I’m filing a complaint.

Costco: You really might want to get managers that can read what is in front of them and NOT cut people off.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Nothing. My wife and I are watching the Oscar pre show on E! channel.

Aside

(sigh) The “atheism” sub reddit is, IMO, getting out of hand. I have absolutely no problem with anyone’s personal beliefs (or lack there of), but I’m getting tired of going to Reddit and seeing constant headlines from “atheism” berating people … Continue reading

Aside

Very weird, I’m getting bombarded with over 50 messages a day to “subscribe” to various Magazines? It’s so bad, I’m auto deleting anything with certain magazine names…

GOP Member Sen. Lieberman doesn't even get a slap on the wrist

YouTube Preview Image

Someday, I hope the Democratic leadership will actually develop a backbone. They reward Sen. Lieberman’s behavior by removing him from an Insignificant sub committee? What is the Democratic leadership afraid of?
Unbelievable.

Mark the date, after forgoing ANY oversight of the Bush administration, Sen. Lieberman will now do “Oversight” of the incoming administration. That means continuing to be a Right Wing tool for the GOP.

Keep in mind, this is NOT about payback, this is about NOT rewarding bad behavior. Sen. Lieberman campaigned FOR Sen. McCain and repeated out right falsehoods put out by the GOP. As Sen. Lieberman has demonstrated, he can’t be trusted to be in the Democratic Caucus.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Dumb” by “Garbage” from the “Version 2.0” Album.

Wow, Sen. McCain's Campaign lies in multiple languages.

YouTube Preview Image

It’s just Shocking, I know. From the New York Times Blog the entry labeled “What’s Spanish for ‘Lies’?“:

Block immigration reform? The Democrats?

Mr. Obama opposing a path to citizenship?

Welcome to the night-is-day, down-is-up, world of the McCain campaign.

The NY Time Blog has the original video and a translation. I think the above video from “America’s Voice” says it all.  Being Hispanic, I sincerely hope the Hispanic Community doesn’t fall for this. Honestly, I used to have a lot of respect for Sen. McCain but I’m really approaching the point where I think he’ll approve and say anything to get elected as President.

Was Sen. McCain really the victim of dirty politics in the 2000 campaign? It would seem he learned the lessons well. He seems more than able to have his campaign use any dirty political trick, including a ‘Push Poll’ targeting Jewish voters. You might remember one particular ‘Push Poll’ from the 2000 campaign. Specifically:

South Carolina voters were asked. “Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?” They had no interest in the actual percentages in the poll, the goal was to spread misinformation about McCain. The claim was particularly vicious, since McCain was campaigning with his adopted Bangladeshi daughter. The sight of the little dark skinned girl made the seed planted earlier grow and John McCain lost South Carolina, effectively ending his run for the presidency.

BTW: In Spanish, ‘lies’ is ‘mentiras’. I imagine the McCain campaign is fully aware of this.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

GW Bush admistration still thinks it's a Monarchy

Shocking, isn’t it? From the NY Times:

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration on Saturday formally proposed a vast bailout of financial institutions in the United States, requesting unfettered authority for the Treasury Department to buy up to $700 billion in distressed mortgage-related assets from the private firms.

Specifically, this part:

Sec. 8. Review: Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.

Let me ask: Is ANYONE (Other then Sen. McCain and the rest of the GOP) Dumb enough to think that this administration, A paragon of complete Incompetence, can be trusted? I mean, look at his record

At the least, we need oversight to prevent this administration from simply squandering MORE of the United States Taxpayer Money. Is the Democratic Party so foolish to actually PASS that provision? I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m calling the offices of my Representative and BOTH senators.

Music I’m listening to now:
“So What” by Pink. You can see the video on VH1.

Aside

The “Straight Talk Express” is continuing it’s downward spiral with yet another outright lie.  Again. I suppose it’s true, Sen. McCain will say Anything to get elected. I wonder what he will lie about next?? Do we really need four … Continue reading